Although Jessica Simpson denied X-Factor rumors a month ago via Twitter, a source is now telling People that she’s “a frontrunner” to be a judge alongside Cowell.
There have been so many people rumored to be on X-Factor, FOX needs to have a separate show about picking a judge for this show.
"No one has been offered a judging role yet as new names keep coming forward who want the role,” a show insider told People. “But there are some frontrunners and it's fair to say Jessica is one of them. She's very keen."
Jessica might know a thing or two about becoming a pop sensation, but she’s too nice. It’d make for a good drinking game though—take a shot each time Simon makes her cry or she says “Awww, I thought it was good” when someone obviously sucks.
The show is debuting on FOX in the fall. "They have to get the decision right, which takes time," the source says. "Those final decisions may not happen for a few weeks."
I guess we’ll find out soon enough if Simpson’s the new judge. Get your Smirnoff ready, people.